Bless the 19th century genius who first thought to temper bitter coffee with milk, sugar, and—you guessed it—booze. Fast forward to the invention of the creamy espresso martini in the '80s, the "It" cocktail of its day, and you'll see why modern mixologists are looking to cold brews and dessert fixings to enhance the classic, but dated, drink. Here, our favorite new takes on the espresso martini, from chocolate to citrus.More
Satisfy your sweet tooth in drink form.
2 oz. Caramel-flavored Vodka
2 oz. Kahlua Liqueur
2 oz. Espresso
2 oz. Heavy Whipping Cream
Ice Cubes, for chilling
2 Tblsp. Coconut Sugar (or brown sugar)
In a small measuring glass, mix vodka, Kahlua, espresso, and cream until combined. Place in a shaker with ice cubes and shake until mixture is completely chilled. Discard ice cubes. Pour chilled espresso mixture into glasses and enjoy immediately!
Your standard espresso martini with a citrusy twist.
2 cups Freshly Brewed Espresso, chilled
2 cups Orange-Flavored Vodka (recommended: Stoli Ohrani)
1 cup Coffee Liqueur (recommended: Kahlua)
8 slices Orange Peel, twisted
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the espresso, vodka, and coffee liqueur. Shake for 30 seconds, or until foamy. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Optional: decorate with the orange peel. Serve at once.